Quarterfinals of the 2019 Tournament of Books
The Rooster is alive! It's the quarterfinals in the 2019 Tournament of Books, presented by Field Notes.
Too often we assume art requires interpretation. But paintings don’t need to broadcast meaning to be meaningful.
Over seven years, an artist watches a beloved forest suffer a “massive tree mortality event,” then gradually recover and become something new.
Biker rallies, rodeos, and other loud gatherings in the American South. Watch out for the flaming torches.
Photographs of communities existing around the mine dumps of Johannesburg, South Africa—defunct mines that were closed decades ago being re-mined for any traces of gold.
Paintings of divers, ships at sea, and Superman—wearing underpants or not—find common ground in quiet mystery.
Paintings of peculiar worlds where butterflies sizzle in frying pans. The more you pay attention, the less you’ll understand.
Female subjects painted in classics by Old Masters—Diana After the Hunt, The Rape of Europa—get their voices restored, and with them new narratives and powers.
Paintings made from commercial cassette tape can’t help but embrace a sense of decay that’s inherent to the material.
A new book surveys the artistic career of Mark Mothersbaugh, from drawings that inspired DEVO to recent film scores.
Images of ships and shipwrecks, ocean ice and fireworks, that are simultaneously hot and cold, and full of turbulence.
A photographer asks people for the meaning of life while traveling through the Great American Desert.
Portraits of the hustlers, businesswomen, singers, and teachers who were regulars at one of Manhattan’s most notorious dives.